Websites new to our list for 2021 are indicated by an asterisk (*). Sites marked with a dollar sign ($) require a subscription or other payment to fully take advantage of their content; otherwise free sites that have some sort of premium tier or paid add-on have this noted in the write-ups.
Got Revolutionary War patriots in your tree? Research them and their families in the DAR’s Genealogical Research System. Then check out the DAR Library Catalog and back issues of American Spirit magazine.
This Ancestry.com adjunct focuses primarily—though not exclusively—on military records, including Revolutionary War and War of 1812 pensions, Civil War muster rolls, and WWI and WWII draft records. Access to the more than 500 million images runs $79.95 per year.
Similar to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, this new collection from the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park lets you search for more than 89,000 US and Mexican troops to identify their service units.